The Dream Taps Beyoncé and 2 Chainz for "Turnt"

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The Dream Taps Beyoncé and 2 Chainz for "Turnt"

Bey gets "ratchet" on new Dream track.

Published May 21, 2013

The Dream is credited for helping Beyoncé get "all the single ladies" in an uproar, so it only makes sense that he call in a favor. The super-producer re-links with Bey for the seductive new joint "Turnt," also featuring 2 Chainz.

Taking a lead, rather than co-starring role, Mrs. Carter unleashes the "ratchet" side within, boasting about sex in public places ("Red light special, undress me under the candlelight/ Turn up in this business watch me do all of them things you like/ I'm ready to go, ready to blow like Grammy night").

Dream offers up a "black light special" equivalent, but Bey's ultra-specific fantasy easily dominates, that is until 2 Chainz jumps in line. The G.O.O.D. Music rapper has an unofficial Ph.D in "turn up" rhymes, and shows off his expertise spitting, "I'll kill that thang, ro-manslaughter/You so sexy man, I aint' flexin'/Shorty I'll drink yo' bath water."

Although featured on the May 28 release of Dream's forthcoming IV Play album, "Turnt" is in line with how Queen Bey has been feeling as of late.

The 31-year-old's "Grown Woman" track, also penned by Dream, leaked yesterday featuring equally magnetic vocals over an up-tempo beat courtesy of Timbaland. A snippet of "Grown Woman" first debuted in the singer's Pepsi commercial last month.


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Written by Latifah Muhammad


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